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GROW South Dakota Poverty Simulation

GROW South Dakota

Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

GROW South Dakota Poverty Simulation

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GROW South Dakota will host a Poverty Simulation on June 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the K.O. Lee Library, 215 4th Avenue SE, in Aberdeen. This learning tool has been created as a way to help people understand the realities of poverty.

 

During a simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families. Some are TANF recipients, some are disabled, and some are senior citizens on Social Security. They have the stressful task of providing for basic necessities and shelter on a limited budget during the course of four 15-minute “weeks.” They interact with human service agencies, grocers, pawnbrokers, bill collectors, job interviewers, police officers and others. Although play money is used, this is not a game. It is a simulation that enables participants to look at poverty from a variety of angles and then to recognize and discuss the potential for change within their local communities. The simulation was designed to sensitize those who frequently deal with low-income families, as well as to create a broader awareness of the realities of poverty among policymakers, community leaders and others. 

 

Light lunch provided to participants from 12:00-1:00 p.m. You MUST RSVP for lunch by emailing brittany@growsd.org.

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K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library
215 4th Avenue Southeast
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)


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GROW South Dakota

GROW South Dakota is a private non-profit corporation established in 2007. GROW South Dakota's purpose is to promote and foster economic development in distressed communities and underserved markets in South Dakota.

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